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triangle global health 2018 annual conference

Thank you to our sponsors!


Looking toward the future:

Innovation for Global Health Impact


Thursday, September 27, 2018

North Carolina State University

Talley Student Union

What exactly is innovation and how do we know it when we see it? How can we design, implement and manage innovative ideas to drive global health solutions? And, most importantly, how do we know if we are making an impact on the health of communities worldwide? 


The 2014 Triangle Global Health Conference explored how to bridge the gap between innovations in research and program implementation. The 2018 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference will bring together global health leaders to address the significant ways that we can utilize innovative ideas to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. This year, our conference will address innovation from a broader and more comprehensive viewpoint.


The conference will showcase examples of innovation as well as a variety of definitions of "innovation": Innovation can be a new idea, program, or more-effective device or process. Innovation can also be used to design, implement and evaluate more effective solutions. 


Attendees and presenters will explore expanded notions of innovation that are inclusive of, but far broader than technology alone. Sessions will delve into various types of innovation including global health program innovation, medical technology, mHealth and innovative business models.


We look forward to exploring the role of innovation in global health and hope you will join us!


Register by September 7 for early bird rates below!

Professional: TGHC Member* - $155.00


Professional: Non-TGHC Member* - $205.00


Full-time Student: TGHC Member* - $85.00

Full-time Student: Non-TGHC Member* - $95.00

*Did you know? If your institution is a TGHC member, YOU are a member!

Check out our member page here. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member at one of our member organizations, you are automatically a TGHC member and qualify for member registration rates!

Ticora Jones, PhD


Dr. Ticora V. Jones is the Director for the Center for Development Research and the Division Chief for the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) within the US Global Development Lab at USAID. The Center for Development Research facilitates programs focused on connecting researchers to practitioners for impact in global development through collaborative partnerships.  HESN is a university engagement program established in 2012 to build bridges between development professionals and universities through a multidisciplinary lens on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Beginning in 2009 as a American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy, Security, and Development Fellow with USAID, Dr. Jones helped manage the establishment of an Agency-wide agenda for science & technology through policy and programming designed to elevate USAID’s presence in this area. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Jones served as the 2008-2009 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow for Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) where she worked on energy and environment issues. Before beginning her congressional fellowship, Dr. Jones conducted post-doctoral research focused on creating and characterizing nanoparticle/composite-based functional materials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Jones earned her BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and her PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H
FHI 360

Dr. Timothy Mastro serves as FHI 360’s Chief Science Officer, responsible for advancing the quality of science across the organization and growing research and evaluation capabilities in both the natural and social sciences.

In his previous role as FHI 360’s Director of Global Health, Population and Nutrition, Dr. Mastro oversaw global research and technical work across a broad range of health, population and nutrition areas. Activities under his direction included global health research, global health programs, program sciences and technical support, nutrition and food security, contraceptive technology innovation and science facilitation.

Prior to joining FHI 360 in 2008, Dr. Mastro served in scientific leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 20 years. His research and work in programs at CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Global AIDS Program addressed the prevention and treatment of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis. Dr. Mastro first joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. From 1993 to 2000, he served in Bangkok as director of the CDC-Thai Ministry of Public Health HIV/AIDS Collaboration. Dr. Mastro began his international public health career on the Thai-Cambodian border in 1983, where he served as a physician and medical coordinator of the United Nations Border Relief Operation through 1985.

Dr. Mastro has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colgate University and a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University. He trained in internal medicine at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He studied at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians of London.

conference sponsors

Please join us in thanking our sponsors whose generous support makes the

2018 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference possible!



2017 Conference


The panels had very relevant topics and were filled with amazing people! I was so excited to be able to hear them speak.

Today's @TriangleGH annual meeting was 1 of the best events I've ever attended: inclusive, educational, non-hierarchical, tightly run & fun!

I feel very inspired! Being in a room with so many others dedicated to improving global health has energized me to do more.

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